Following her emotional performance of Till It Happens To You at the Oscars, Lady Gaga and the brave survivors of sexual assault who joined her onstage have had matching tattoos done.
Lady Gaga revealed on her Snapchat story that she and the survivors who accompanied her onstage have gotten matching symbol tattoos in solidarity. Gaga posted a photo on her story of her newest ink located on the back of her shoulder. The other brave survivors have also taken to social media to post photos of their matching symbols.
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Lady Gaga has acknowledged through an Instagram post how difficult it was for her to rehearse for the performance with all of the survivors, but they provided her with a great deal of support,
“They all hugged me and told me that it was okay because it was more real this way, that they understood that they were in pain too. They told me they were there for me to support me because they believed this message needed to be heard. Without them I never could have felt strong.”
These tattoos of solidarity are a perfect way to commemorate the bond between Lady Gaga and her fellow survivors who helped make her Oscars performance possible. Gaga’s brave and moving performance brought further awareness to the issue of sexual assault and sparked a fire for change for sexual assault victims.